Bao buns are such a flexible food. You can fill them with anything, from crispy pork to spicy tofu and plenty more. However, not all are of the same quality, which is why we’ve compiled for you a guide to where you can find the best. So, next time you’re craving a sumptuously soft and fluffy bao bun, check out the spots on this list!
Dumpling Library is the perfect spot to enjoy some delicious bao buns. Check out the tasty unagi bao bun for something truly satisfying. Next, try the sweet chili chicken bao for a burst of spiciness, coating crispy chicken strips. Vegetarians will love the veggie bao with vibrant vegetables and aromatic spices.
📍Unit 6, St. Anne’s Square, Edward St, Belfast BT1 2LR, United Kingdom
Bao Bun Street Food boats two locations in Belfast and, of course, it’s the place to go if you want to sample tons of options. The classic pork belly is super succulent, in a fluffy bun. Equally impressive is the sticky BBQ chicken version, coated in an irresistible sauce. Vegans can indulge in the crispy tofu bao, elevated by crispy cucumber and a delicious peanut sauce.
📍338 Lisburn Rd, Belfast, BT9 6GH, United Kingdom
📍48 Botanic Ave, Belfast, BT7 1JR, United Kingdom
3. House of Zen
House of Zen is another haven for bao enthusiasts. The baos on offer are super tasty. One must-try is the crispy duck version, with succulent, melt-in-your-mouth meat and a fluffy bun. Make sure to try the sweet and sour chicken bao too with tender chicken and a perfectly balanced sauce.
📍3 St Annes Square, Belfast, BT1 2LR, United Kingdom
Yügo is another top spot. You’ll want to try all of the buns on the menu, including the star of the show: the crunchy pork belly bao. It’s super crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Tasty stuff! Don’t miss out on the Peking duck bun or the spicy Korean fried chicken bao which really impresses. If you’re into spicy food then it’s definitely one to try!
📍3 Wellington St, Belfast, BT1 6HT, United Kingdom
There’s something for everyone to try and while bao buns might not be the most established dish in Belfast, there are plenty of places serving up mouthwatering creations. Don’t miss out on these delicious spots for a truly satisfying meal.